It seems there are many scenic byways, points of interest and a variety of outdoor activities in the Wytheville area..and all of this is here in our own backyard. We have only scratched the surface of everything there is to do and explore in this beautiful part of the country. We plan to be here for a month visiting family but with all there is to do..we could stay longer.
One day we took a drive to the New River Trail..specifically the Foster Falls area. We also discovered a very nice bike trail there.
We found some interesting exhibits at Foster Falls Park. This was a large furnace used by the iron foundry, built in 1880-1881.
|Ronnie and I were amazed at it's size.|
|If you look closely, you can see the foundry's furnace behind the building seen in the foreground.|
We also visited the Shot Tower Historic State Park in Austinville. I didn't take any photos that day but it was an interesting place, full of history and beautiful scenery.
We have discovered a couple of interesting wineries very close to us too.
|Rural Retreat Winery & Dye's Vineyards|
|We didn't want dinner after this cheese platter!|
We have enjoyed the West End Farm Winery as well. It is located about 4 miles from Fort Chiswell RV Park.
|The swing was an excellent addition to our glass of wine.|
The weather and outdoor temperatures have been very pleasant so far. We've got a hand full of brochures describing places to explore and things to see. What to do next? We are enjoying our visits with family and also having a great time motoring about these rolling hills and mountain vistas.